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January 3rd 2012 Links: Software development, Visual Studio, Windows Phone

We love Scott Guthrie’s link-listing series, and since we’re developing a code generator supporting all kinds of .NET application (ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms, WPF, Windows Forms, Windows Services, Silverlight, Console Apps, SharePoint, Windows Workflow Foundation, etc.), we’re actually spending quite a time tracking all those technologies, tools, best practices and so on. Therefore, we thought we could share with you guys, every once in a while, links that we thought were noteworthy.

Here’s today’s first batch:

Software Development

Why I Hate Frameworks

A funny post illustrating how sometimes, when we got a lot of repetitive work to do that we feel automatable, the solution to create a factory can lead to…. a Rube Goldberg machine.

Worldwide System Infrastructure Software 2012 Top 10 Predictions

Table of contents of the book, one prediction being that Windows 8 will launch with split success.


Visual Studio

December 2011 TFS Power Tools Release

New TFS power tools release (updates and now supports Eclipse).

Visual Studio 11 Platform Tooling Advances

A post detailing VS11 improvements such as DirectX and SharePoint support.


Windows Phone

Windows Phone is Superior; Why Hasn’t it Taken Off?

Written by a former Microsoft employee, general manager of..… Windows Phone.

So, just what IS the problem with Windows Phone?

An answer to the previous link.

comScore Reports November 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

A comScore press release showing that the top 5 mobile platforms on the US market are:

  1. Google with 46.9%
  2. Apple with 28.7%
  3. RIM with 16.6%
  4. Microsoft with 5.2%
  5. Symbian with 1.5%


Hope this helps,

Carl Anderson

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